wow, i don't understand how you took that last one!
sOoOo, I don't want to share ALL my photography secrets, but since you are my sister-Ill let you in on this one. Set your shutter speed relatively slow, I think mine was about 1 second.. possibly a little less, but you know whatever looks good. Then start to zoom in or out very slowly and press the shutter. So, for this one i was zoomed all the way in on the P and then started to zoom out slowly and pressed the shutter during that time. Make sure you follow through and keep zooming out/in even after the shutter is released. Ok..now go show me up.